Articles Tagged ‘Vilnius’
airBaltic planning 100 routes for summer season; expanding in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden; Q400s arriving
One of the more amazing airline stories of recent years has been the development of Latvian-based airBaltic which has nearly doubled passenger numbers to 2.76 million in three years while evolving from a point-to-point airline into a hub-and-spoke carrier (all while losing SAS as a major shareholder). In addition to a raft of route launches […]
AirAsia expands in India; Hannover base #6 for Germanwings…and other good (and not so good) announcements…
Our new regular feature looking at the week’s most interesting route-related news plus exclusive anna.aero analysis. Some carriers are adding routes, some are cutting back. Who’s doing what?
Lithuania’s main airport grew rapidly between 2000 and 2008, but the failure of the national carrier made 2009 challenging. Which carriers have taken up the slack and which routes remain unserved?
Now own up. Who’s heard of Star1? Well, it may have only one aircraft, but it’s the nearest thing Lithuania has to a national carrier right now. Where does it fly to and what competition does it face on its network?
One of three former Russian Baltic states to join the EU in 2004 Lithuania’s two leading carriers each have around one-third of capacity and Vilnius traffic has grown 20% this year. But both airlines have cut capacity significantly this winter to reduce direct competition.